Hasht Behesht Apart. Hotel
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Flanieren und diskutieren auf einem der schönsten Plätze der Welt
Für einmal sind wir tagsüber mit dem Bus unterwegs, so dass wir zumindest einen flüchtigen Blick auf die imposante iranische Wüstenlandschaft erhaschen können. Eigentlich schade, dass wir auf dieser Reise vor allem den berühmten Kulturstädten einen Besuch abstatten, denn das …
... our way back to the truck and carried on driving till we found a place to bush camp at. The next morning we drove to the tourism capital town of Esfahan which we reached around midday. We spent the afternoon visiting the various tourist spots in the city including a couple of mosques, a five star hotel and the main square which is the second largest in the world. Once we were mosqued out we came across a juice place which ended up becoming our local for the next couple of ...
I signed up to the website couchsurfing.com before I left New Zealand. It took me until Iran to actually use it though. I sent out a requeat for a couch to crash on in Isfahan, a large(ish) city about 7 hours south of Tehran. My inbox was inundated with offers of beds/couches/floors, and offers by locals to meet up, hang out and act as guides. So far the rumours about Iranian hospitality were turning out to be true!
I accepted ...
... Back across the river to Jolfa for another frescoed church, the Ch of Bethlehem. These frescoes are the equal or better than those in the cathedral (another ghoulish Day of Judgement with diabolical things happening to sinners). The inside of the dome is richly decorated in a black & gold medallion pattern that is very definitely Islamic in inspiration. Also a border of Islamic inspired tilework separates the frescoes from the ...
Taxi over to the Armenian church but it was closed, so we had lunch (tahchin) then back to the hotel and free time until dinner. I checked out the bridge over the now-dry riverbed (the water has been diverted to cities like Qom), then headed back to the square at 16:00 and set up the tripod to do time lapse shots of the mosque through sunset and hopefully getting lit up in the ...